Caf president Ahmad Ahmad now a free man after COVID-19 scare


The continent’s football governing body’s chief has finally been discharged after almost two weeks of self isolation

Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad is now a free man after being discharged from the hospital on Wednesday evening.

Ahmad was tested positive of COVID-19 on October 30, and later taken through the protocols but he was allowed to join his family on Wednesday since he has fully recovered.

“The President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, tested positive to Covid19 on October 30th. After a period of isolation and observation at the AS Salam International Hospital in Cairo (Egypt), doctors authorized him to leave this morning, November 11,” a statement by CAF read.

“Now not contagious anymore, and with minimal risk of complications, the President of the Confederation of African Football left the hospital to return to his home in Cairo (Egypt). Doctors have prescribed at least 20 days of convalescence, during which he will have to limit his efforts in order to fully recover his energy.

“President Ahmad would like to personally and sincerely thank all the medical staff of AS Salam International Hospital in Cairo for their support throughout the last 12 days.

“He would also like to thank the work of its Vice-Presidents, as well as the General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football, who have carried out certain missions that the President was unable to accomplish at the time,” the statement added.

Following the rise in numbers of Coronavirus disease cases, CAF has advised that all 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which will be played this weekend and next week should be played behind closed doors.


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